Are you passionate about feeding yourself and your family simple, tasty AND healthy food? I can hear you from here, YES! Well, me too. But I confess I do not stay as consistent to my ideal as I would like. Nevertheless, I march on. Here are two really easy and quick meals that I made recently--and they pack a great nutritional punch. Photos are just iPhone snaps because it was time.to.eat. , know what I mean?
First up is my version of french toast and it's high in protein, a super way to start your morning. This will make 4 pieces, but you might want to add an additional egg or little liquid. My last piece was much dryer than the first. Test it out. I think I may have let my first piece soak too long while my pan was heating.
4 slices of bread (I use an organic, whole grain + seeds kind)
1-2 Tbls. of Great Lakes collagen (you can leave this out but it adds a ton of nutrition)
splash of vanilla
couple dashes of cinnamon
4 tsps. organic hemp seed hearts
Whisk eggs, collagen, vanilla and cinnamon in a dish that you can lay your bread flat in. I use a 8x8 glass cassarole. Heat a skillet with your choice of fat--I usually use clarified butter. While your pan is heating lay one slice of bread in your egg mixture. Let it soak for a minute or two and then flip and soak again. Transfer your bread to your pan and sprinkle 1 tsp. of hemp seeds to the top. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Repeat for all slices. Serve with a dollop of plain greek yogurt, diced apples and a drizzle of real maple syrup. Oh, and another dash of cinnamon!
Next is soup. I needed something fast and decent for dinner one night and after surveying the fridge and pantry this is what I came up with. The base is Trader Joe's organic tomato & roasted red pepper soup, but you can use whatever brand you like of course. Starting with a pre-made soup is what makes this so fast. After your soup is heated add:
2-3 handfuls of chopped arugula, mix throughout
On top of each bowl add:
another handful of arugula
chopped green or red onion
pine nuts (you could also use pumpkin seeds)
What an easy way to pack in some greens, right? I hope these appeal to you and that you'll give them a try. If you have any healthy quick meals ideas I would love it if you shared them in the comments!